Life with a Gerbil Prone to Seizures

Seizure activity in gerbils is fairly rare. In fact, experts estimate between 20 and 40% of pet gerbils will experience a seizure in its lifetime. Many gerbils will develop seizures at a young age. For instance, seizure activity may occur around 2 to 3 months of age. The good news is that most of these instances will stop at around 6 months of age. If your gerbil is having seizures, call your vet and schedule a checkup to determine the exact cause and was to treat the seizures. If your vet places your gerbil on medication, keep a journal of when your gerbil receives the medication and record any seizure activity. This can help your vet adjust medication dosages. You can also help your gerbil by making sure he is living in a stress free or low stress environment as stress can sometimes trigger seizures. For more tips, consult with your Winnipeg, Manitoba veterinary clinic.

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